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NIA arrests two Kerala women for allegedly propagating ISIS ideology

The National Investigation Agency on Tuesday arrested two women from Kannur in connection with terrorist activity. The arrested duo were produced before the court and will be taken to Delhi for further investigations.

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Bengaluru, First Published Aug 17, 2021, 6:32 PM IST

In a crackdown on terror activities, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) sleuths arrested two women named Shifa Haris and Mizha Siddique from their house in Kannur in Kerala.

It is alleged that the arrested women were spreading the hardline and extremism approach of the Islamic State through their social media handles. The women were produced before the magistrate and will be taken to the national capital Delhi for further grilling.

In March this year, the NIA arrested Ameen, his associate Mushab Anuvar, and Rahees Rashid for carrying out ISIS propaganda and spreading their ideology through social media platforms like Instagram, Telegram, and others. The police also had filed a chargesheet in this regard.

The agency while investigating found that one of the accused Mushab Anuvar was in touch with the two women and as a part of further probe, arrested Shifa Haris and Mizha Siddique.

Recently, the NIA arrested three persons from Karnataka for their alleged involvement in illegal activity.

The agency had arrested a Bhatkal resident Zufri Jawhar Damudi from Karnataka state, another person by the name Ammar Abdul Rahman of Dakshina Kannada district and one more person Shankar Venkatesh Perumal, a Bengaluru resident on August 6 for alleged terror activity. The probe is on.

The agency believes that Bhatkal based Zufri Jawhar Damudi has established a strong network after coming in contact with IS handlers from Afghanistan and Pakistan. The accused used to translate the terror content provided by the IS handlers for the magazine in India to carry out the dangerous propaganda.

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